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Bundesliga roundup: Leipzig top Dortmund in riveting clash, Union finally win

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RB Leipzig beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 in an absorbing contest at Signal Iduna Park on Saturday.

Dortmund were dealt an early blow with Mats Hummels' red card, which denied the visitors a penalty but they went on to take the lead in the 32nd minute through a Ramy Bensebaini own goal.

Ten-man Dortmund clawed their way back into the contest through Niklas Sule's close-range finish on the stroke of half-time - but Leipzig's Austrian forward Christoph Baumgartner tapped in to put Leipzig back in front early in the second half.

Yussuf Poulsen struck as the clock ticked into injury time to make it three goals and three points, keeping Leipzig fourth and opening a gap of four points to fifth-placed Dortmund, despite Niclas Fullkrug's late header briefly giving Dortmund hope.

Union Berlin won their first game since August 26 with a 3-1 victory over Borussia Monchengladbach ensuring a winning start in the Bundesliga under new coach Nenad Bjelica.

The Croatian boss ran down the touchline to join the celebrations with his players as the team climbed to 15th.

Elsewhere, Werder Bremen arrested a four-game winless slump with a 2-0 win over Augsburg, secured by Niklas Stark's first-half strike and Marvin Ducksch's, midway through the second

Heidenheim edged out Darmstadt with a 3-2 win in a meeting of two of the newly-promoted strugglers. Jan Schoppner scored twice for Heidenheim, which leaves Darmstadt winless in seven Bundesliga games.

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